****UPDATE: NC DOT officials said the crash had been cleared and the roadway reopened as of 11:30 a.m. Wednesday.****

I-85 northbound lanes are closed in Orange County Wednesday morning after a crash near exit 170 for US 70.

Traffic delays from crash on May 22, 2019. Photo via Google Maps.

Traffic delays stretched from the crash near the Orange-Durham county line through Orange County, approaching the merge with I-40 near Efland.

The crash was first reported at 8:15 a.m. Wednesday. North Carolina Department of Transportation officials initially estimated traffic would be impacted until noon Wednesday.

Photo via North Carolina Department of Transportation